The Daily Telegraph

Today’s birthdays


Lord Willoughby de Broke is 83; Mr Martin Adamson, Chairman, Associated British Foods, 2002-09, 82; Prof Sir Ian

Kennedy, QC, Chairman, Independen­t Parliament­ary Standards Authority, 2009-16, 80;

Mr Peter Luff, Director-general, Royal Commonweal­th Society, 1997-2001, 75; Prof Duncan Haldane, physicist; joint winner, 2016 Nobel Physics Prize, 70;

Kepler Wessels, former South Africa cricket captain, now commentato­r, 64; Miss Melissa Leo, actress, 61; Mr James Saunders Watson, Lordlieute­nant for Northampto­nshire, 60; and Mr Grant Shapps, MP, Secretary of State for Transport, 53.

Today is the anniversar­y of the death of the Duke of Wellington in 1852.

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